Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Lafayette, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lincoln, Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Liberty, Mt. Flume, NH
Trails: Old Bridle Path, Greenleaf Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Osseo Trail, Lincoln Woods Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, August 28, 2010
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lots of parking at Lincoln Woods 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Standing/Running Water on Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None to worry about 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One blowdown duck under on Franconia Ridge between Liberty and Flume. One new blowdown on Osseo - a stepover - but a large Pine that will require an ax or saw to remove 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Many dogs on the trail today! 
Bugs: Not a problem until I hit Liberty and FLume Summits - then some nasty gnats that were buzzing around and being pesty 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: A great day on the trail. After finishing my 48, I am going back to those that I hit without views. I was up on Flume in the clouds in June so I decided to go back but took the scenic route to get there. Stayed at Greenleaf Hut and met a many great people including one with 4 to go on her 48. Lafayette was in the clouds and chilly - had all the gear on wool underwear, long pants long sleeve shirt, fleece, shell, wool hat, etc. - down off the summit about 200 feet I was in the sun all the way along the entire ridge with amazing views and temps rising into the 70s. Conditions: Old Bridle Path: Small Mud patches and minor running water on the trail up high - Agonies were dry. Franonia Ridge Trail - a fair amount of mud from Little Haystack to Liberty Springs Trail Junction. Most with rocks or limbs but there are a few spots you'll just have to splash through. A few minor patches of mud between Liberty and Flume but not of concern. A few patches of mud on Osseo above the ladders especially - your boots will get muddy - Osseo down low dry. Other than that trails were all in great codition. On the ridge lots of folks and dogs but even along stretch between little haystack and Liberty Springs junction lots of hikers.  
Name: Brian from Maine 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2010-08-29 
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